OLEAN -- Whatever happeed to Siena, not long ago the kingpin of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference? The Saints limp into tonight's game at the Reilly Center just 2-6 and are 29-41 under third-year head coach Mitch Buonaguro. This despite the fact Siena features 6-8 senior O.D. Anosike, the nation's leader in double-double (seven) and second-leading rebounder (13.3).
This could be Bona's opportunity to end a streak that can't sit particularly well with coach Mark Schmidt -- five straight games decided by five points or fewer. Bona (4-2) owns a 27-6 advantage in the series, which qualifies as the best winning percentage by a Siena opponent that has played the Saints more than 10 times.
The 9 p.m. start came at the request of the NBC family of sports channels and, from the looks of things, will result in a scant crowd outside the robust student section.
-- Bob DiCesare
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